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Light It Up Blue with Ridge Zeller Therapy on April 2nd for Autism Awareness

Posted May 19, 2016

On April 2nd, Ridge Zeller Therapy will be participating in Autism Speaks’ Light It Up Blue campaign to raise awareness for autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). 

Here’s how you can participate:

  • Pledge to wear blue
  • Light your home or business blue! Landmarks around the globe will be participating-One World Trade Center, Empire State Building, 30 Rockefeller Center, La Basicilica de la Sagrada Familia (Barcelona, Spain), the Great Sphinx and Great Pyramids of Giza, Christ the Redeemer statue (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and the Sydney Opera House (Sydney, Australia).
  • Email for a free blue autism awareness bracelet you can wear year-round.

Here’s some info about ASDs:

ASDs are characterized by difficulties with social interaction, communication, and a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviors; however, these symptoms range in frequency and severity.  Autism and autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed at a rate of 1 in 68 American children, affecting over 3 million people in the United States, and tens of millions worldwide.  Recent research has identified a number of autism risk genes and environmental factors influencing early brain development.  It is important to remember that these factors, by themselves, do not cause autism. 

Ridge Zeller Therapy offers speech-language and occupational therapies which can significantly help individuals with ASD. Ridge Zeller Therapy also offers comprehensive autism evaluations conducted by our autism team which includes a psychologist, speech-language pathologist, and occupational therapist.  Email or telephone Heather at 480-365-9981 for more information about our evaluation or therapy services.

For more information about ASD and Light It Up Blue, check out Autism Speaks.

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